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Sometimes, I'm having a perfectly normal, fine day when I am suddenly overcome with sorrow because I live in a world that no longer includes Freddie Mercury.

Made a few minor changes to the default website, which is a fun since I don't really know much about HTML/CSS 🤓

First small steps in creating a proper website:
nickscullin.neocities.org/

Thanks @ChrisWere for making me aware of Neocities. I had a Geocity of course back in the day so this brings back happy memories.

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⭐ EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS ⭐

Hey everyone,
I'm opening up emergency commissions because I really, really need help. Between being put on more expensive medication and very slow job search, I'm in an extremely tight spot this month. "Struggling to pay my rent" kind of tight.

The base pricing sheet is below, but I can work to accommodate any budget. Contact: dona.vajgand@gmail.com

You can also help by buying me a ko-fi: ko-fi.com/donavajgand
Every supporter gets my Photoshop brush set. I'll do a sketch for 3+ coffees, just tell me what you want in the description.

Boosts help immensely!

Thank you!

mastodon.art/media/guUUtK_V1gD

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Wow, @Tutanota is on "It's FOSS" & on freepo.st.
I wish they reviewed new client, though.

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Let me take this opportunity to say thank you to the admins of the LinuxRocks instance of and its amazing community of users.

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From the most recent @mycroft_ai blog post:
'Do you really want Big Tech to know everything about you? Are you comfortable letting them listen in your kitchen? Your office? Your bedroom? Do they have your best interests at heart? If the answer to these questions is "yes" then, by all means, use a solution from a Silicon Valley Giant.
For everyone else? Use Mycroft.'

mycroft.ai/blog/usability-vs-p

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It’s not AI vs people
It’s not Big Data vs people
It’s not robots vs people

It’s corporations vs people.

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The MicroG build of Lineage OS has F-Droid baked in as a system app. That is amazing.

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Open Assistant from Andrew Vavrek: a decentralized open source personal assistant.

It is able to engage in conversations and complete an increasing amount of tasks using vocal commands.

So... Into a demo of "Stella", indeed a free and open source virtual assistant aimed at everyone!

--> openassistant.org
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#OpenAssistant #voice #AI #Stella #Linux #OpenSource #Vavrek #Arch

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I've started a Neocities page listing some useful websites. chriswere.neocities.org/links.

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There is a new KDE Slimbook available as from today. The KDE Slimbook II comes with CPUs that are 15% faster and RAM that is also faster than the prior version by 33%. The dual hard drive bay gives you room for a second hard disk, and its bigger multi-touch touchpad supports gestures and clicks.

The larger antennas give you better WiFi reception and a wider range and, to top it all, for a short period of time, you can buy it cheaper than the KDE Slimbook I.

kde.slimbook.es/

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In case you missed it: F-Droid, the repository of #freesoftware apps for Android phones, is collaborating with @ExodusPrivacy and @YalePrivacyLab to create tools to automate the process of finding tracking in apps. https://u.fsf.org/2ga
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This is what the best #selfhosted #secure file sync and share in 2018 looks like!
Nextcloud 13 is out with improved collaboration and UI, video&text chat, end-to-end encryption, improved performance and more
nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-1 …pic.twitter.com/hqdgcsJts6 #nextcloud

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It looks like when I have access to enough hardware, I turn into the hacker character out of an anime series. Literally 8 computers, 4 monitors, several networking devices, multiple keyboards and mice, lots of HDDS, tools, wires, books, and phones all at my desk.

I'm not sure how to feel about this, but I'm definitely not getting rid of this hardware just for it to gather dust.

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People often underestimate the exhaustion a mundane job can cause. I have a very easy job but it is mind-numbingly boring and leaves me so feeling so burned out by the end of the week. My friends in more manual fields often scoff at the idea of needing a break from a "cushy office job".